New tune just posted 

Check out the sheet music just posted for Typolka on the Tunes page. Here's a link to a video that was posted of Athas playing Typolka & Heather's. 





I've recently started recording and rehearsing new songs with Kevin Blackwell & Nate Vest of Sassparilla.

We've had lots of fun collaborating on the new material. 

It'll be a bit of Portland meets Milwaukee on the upcoming album.

If you haven't heard Sassparilla, you can check them out here:

Review in Shepherd Express Nov. 2016 



Derek Pritzl and the Gamble’s Wednesday Night Tradition By Blaine Schultz Nov. 8, 2016 FacebookTwitterGoogle plusLinkedinPinterest

It is Wednesday night at District 14 Brewery and Pub in Bay View. A few singer-songwriters sign up for the open mic and, at 8 p.m., host Derek Pritzl takes the corner stage to warm up the audience with a few songs. 

The brick walls enhance his finger-picked acoustic guitar and weathered vocals. An hour and a half later Pritzl will return with…

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Currently accepting new private lesson students 

There are a few spots currently available for private violin, viola, cello & fiddle lessons at Family Music Center & at Brass Bell Music Store. Check out the 'Lessons' page for more info on locations and policies. Contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to sign up for private lessons.

Jorin, Lewin & Rochford 

Check out my new old-time bluegrass blues trio Jorin, Lewin & Rochford. The lineup is Ted Jorin on guitar & vocals, Bradley Rochford on clawhammer banjo & vocals, and myself on fiddle & vocals.



I recently started fiddling & singing with a new bluegrass/old-time band, Brewgrass. (

Brewgrass is: Jon Kehoe (mandolin/vocals), Justin Busche (banjo/vocals), John Schulze (guitar/vocals), Mike Secklin (bass/vocals), Carrie Secklin (washboard/vocals) & myself (fiddle/vocals).

Check out the gigs page to see when Brewgrass will be playing a show near you.

'Tunes' page just added 

I've just added a 'Tunes' page to the website. I'll be adding sheet music notation of my original compositions that I've written over the years. I've got about 20 fiddle tunes already notated & ready to be posted. I'll add more as they are created.

A few of my tunes were recorded on the 'Athas' CD in 2007. You can hear it on iTunes & Spotify. 

Feel free to share the sheet music for the tunes with whomever you'd like.

Tunes are meant to be played and I'd absolutely love to hear your versions of them. I'm…

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Website Update 

Just updated the website to make it more mobile friendly. Also added a listing of WI Irish sessions under the Links page, for anyone interested in playing a few tunes. Hope you like the changes. Hope to see you all soon!


Previous events


Athas & Glencastle Irish Dancers

Milwaukee Irish Festival - Lakefront Brewery/McGourthy Family, 200 North Harbour Drive, Milwaukee, WI


Blackthorn Folly

Milwaukee Irish Festival - CiderBoys Stage, 200 North Harbour Drive, Milwaukee, WI


Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music

Milwaukee Irish Festival - Cedar Crest Children's Stage, 200 North Harbour Drive, Milwaukee, WI